Everything We Need From Nicki Minaj in 2017

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27:  Nicki Minaj attends 2016 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Everything We Need From Nicki Minaj in 2017

Here's our wishlist.

Published December 31, 2016

Ringing in the New Year along with Nicki Minaj definitely has us in our feelings.

While the Pinkprint rapper had a busy 2016, one could argue her year skewed on the lowkey side (lowkey for her, at least), as she spent her time consciously laying a strong foundation for an impeccable 2017. While she did cover multiple magazines (such as NylonTime and Marie Claire), was busy touring overseas, hilariously trolled us on Twitter with a nonexistent fruit-themed album and launched her brand new gaming app, all eyes admittedly are on updates regarding her highly anticipated fourth studio album. We're ready for it, Nicki! 

While we relive the magic from her 2014 Pinkprint Tour, with BET exclusively airing The Pinkprint Tour: Nicki Minaj Live From Brooklyn, tonight (Dec. 31) at 10PM EST, we figured we may as well share our wishlist for what we would love to see Nicki Minaj accomplish in 2017.

  1. Nicki's 4th Studio Album, As Soon As Possible!!!
    INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage at The Forum on February 28, 2016 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

    Fans have been anticipating Nicki's fourth studio album for so long, they were understandably easy targets, falling victim to a series of tweets hinting at a fruit-themed album that ended up being just a cruel joke. It's been nearly two years since the release of The Pinkprint, but luckily, her next project will be out sometime in 2017, sitting at the top of our wishlist.

  2. Another Fire Guest Verse

    We been here ALL NIGHT!!!!! 😜 #AMA's

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    Nicki had a wildly successful collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Side to Side," which went on to peak at Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The two also performed the smash single at the 2016 AMAs, with Nicki's verse leaving us hungry for more. All in all, the guest feature was a nice teaser to hold us over until her album drops. More of these, please.

  3. A New Collaboration With Drake
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Drake and Nicki Minaj attend the IMP Entertainment And Steve Marlton Worldwide Allstar Event at Siren Studios on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
    (Photo: Todd Williamson/WireImage)

    This collaboration definitely isn't us asking for too much, especially if Meek Mill and Drake can leave their drama behind in 2016 where it belongs. The pair have collaborated multiple times over the years and let's face it, they've got chemistry in the studio.

  4. To Stay With Meek Mill (Or Let Him Go)

    We'd love to have some clarity in the new year regarding Nicki's relationship. While her and her boo thang Meek Mill have survived break-up rumors in the past, judging from recent reports, the two are going through it again. We've got no time for the back and forth, and can only imagine Nicki can say the same. 

  5. A New Video With Beyoncé

    Because, duh. This one's a no-brainer.

  6. Rise Above Beef Rumors by Collaborating With Remy Ma
    (Photo from left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL, D Dipasupil/Getty Images for iHeart- Power 105.1)

    While it appears as though things between Nicki and Remy Ma have been just fine and dandy, judging from the two showing each other love following the 2016 BET Awards, a recent song from Remy suggests otherwise. We'd love to see the two rise above any potential beef and turn their competitive nature into a fire collaboration.

  7. More meme-worthy self portraits

    Another meme for y'all 😩

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    This definitely was one of our favorite Nicki moments of 2016, and we're definitely here for more of these meme-worthy self-portraits. Check out some of the hilarious memes the Internet blessed us with after Nicki shared the above gem on Instagram here.

  8. Her Own matchmaking reality tv show

    Nicki took to her Twitter this year to try to find her younger brother a new girlfriend. Needless to say, the feedback she received was amazing. Could you imagine if she could personally help find us new boos in 2017?!

  9. More Movie Roles, Please

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    Nicki Minaj got to wear her actress hat this year, portraying a hairdresser named Draya in the 3rd installment of Barbershop. We loved seeing her on the big screen in full character and are manifesting her landing more movie roles in the new year.

  10. a new (and official) nicki-inspired black barbie doll

    Loved my Barbie 💟😍🎀🙏🏽 #BlackBarbies on Tidal/Spotify/iTunes

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    While Nicki has auctioned off a limited edition Barbie in the past for charity, we would freak out if she was able to collaborate with the doll company again. It'd be too perfect of a partnership, really. Let's go!

  11. We'll even take that fruit-themed album

    While we do admit it was hilarious that Nicki teased a fruit-themed album, if anyone could pull of such a feat, it'd be her.

  12. Freestyle after Freestyle, maybe even a mixtape will do

    Nicki's freestyle skills are an integral part of why she's often referred to as one of the best emcees in the game. We would 100% devour a full mixtape full of her just going off on the mic.

  13. A Collaboration with Lauryn Hill

    I quoted her in my HS YEARBOOK!!!!! Like 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    While Nicki's dreams came true in 2016 simply by meeting her icon Lauryn Hill, could you imagine what would happen if the two ever got in the studio together? Oh, the possibilities...

  14. Her Video Game to keep leveling up

    Nicki's new app is actually super fun, so we're definitely excited to keep supporting her game and its growth in the new year.

  15. since we're being greedy... more tour dates

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    Hey, why not? This is a wishlist, after all! We'll never, ever tire of seeing this performer do her thing live.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


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